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Published January 24th 2013
For a short break or a long holiday
Anytime is the perfect time of year to take a trip down South and visit some of the stunning national parks and forests that you will find there. The South-West region of Western Australia is home to many species of native wildflowers and trees, some which can be found no-where else in the world.
These areas are very popular tourist attractions. You can enjoy a scenic drive or walk and hike through the majestic forests, the natural bushland and the national parks in this region.
Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
Beedelup National Park. Visit the Beedelup National Park in Pemberton to see giant Karri, Jarrah and Marri trees, There are several excellent walking trails and some fantastic views. The highlight of the park is the beautiful Beedelup Falls, but there is also the tranquil Beedelup Lake, the Walk-Through Karri Tree and masses of wildflowers to take in.
Warren National Park. The Warren National Park, just south of Pemberton, is home to some of the tallest Karri and Marri trees in the area. The Warren River meanders through the park and there are lots of smaller gullies and streams adjoining it.
Walpole Wilderness Area. The Walpole Wilderness Area was established to protect thousands of hectares of National Parks, Nature Reserves and Forest Conservation Areas. This area is home to many plants, trees and animals, some that are not found anywhere else in the world.
Tuart Forest National Park. Located near Busselton, the Tuart Forest National Park is the only natural tuart forest in the world. This park is home to trees that are between three hundred and four hundred years old.
Valley of the Giants. The Valley of the Giants is situated between Walpole and Denmark. The popular Tree Top Walk rises almost forty metres above the forest floor and gives you a brilliant view.
Eighty percent of the plant species in Western Australia's South-West are found no-where else in the world. This region is one of the top wildflower and native forest hotspots in the world and the best place to see these unique plants and native flora and fauna.
This popular region is a great spot to visit because there is just so much to see and do. Only a couple of hours drive from Perth, it's the perfect destination for a couple of days break or a couple of weeks holiday.